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Luke 16:19-31 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

19 There was a rich man [Some man was rich], and was clothed in purple, and white silk, and ate every day shiningly.

20 And there was a beggar [And there was some beggar], Lazarus by name, that lay at his gate full of boils,

21 and coveted to be fulfilled of the crumbs[a], that fell down from the rich man's board, and no man gave to him; but [and] hounds came, and licked his boils.

22 And it was done, that the beggar died, and was borne of angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man was dead also, and was buried in hell.

23 And he raised up his eyes, when he was in torments, and saw Abraham afar, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he dip the end of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25 And Abraham said to him, Son, have mind, for thou hast received good things in thy life, and Lazarus also evil things; but he is now comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And in all these things a great dark place is stablished betwixt us and you; that they that will from hence pass to you, be not able[b], neither from thence pass over hither.

27 And he said, Then I pray thee, father, that thou send him into the house of my father.

28 For I have five brethren, that he witness to them, lest also they come into this place of torments.

29 And Abraham said to him [And Abraham saith to him], They have Moses and the prophets; hear they them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham, but if any of dead men [shall] go to them, they shall do penance.

31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither if any of dead men [shall] rise again, they shall believe to him.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 16:21 coveting to be fulfilled with the crumbs/coveting to be filled of the crumbs
  2. Luke 16:26 And in all these things a great dark place, either depth, is stablished between us and you; that they that will from hence pass to you, may not

Luke 16:19-31 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

19 There was a certain rich man that was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared deliciously every day. 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus who lay at his gate, full of sores, 21 longing to be relieved of hunger with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. However, the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried; 23 and being in hell, in torments, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue! For I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said to him, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your pleasure, and contrariwise Lazarus pain. Now therefore he is comforted, and you are punished. 26 Beyond all this, between all of you and us there is a great space set, so that those who would desire to go from here to you cannot, and none may come from there to us.

27 Then he said, I pray you therefore, Father, send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brethren, to warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, Father Abraham, but if one came to them from the dead, they would repent.

31 He said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe though one rose from death again.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Luke 16:19-31 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

19 [a]There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in [b]purple and fine linen, and fared well and delicately every day.

20 Also there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate full of sores,

21 And desired to be refreshed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table: yea, and the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it was so that the beggar died, and was carried by the Angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.

23 And being in hell in torments, [c]he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 Then he cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy pleasures, and likewise Lazarus pains: now therefore is he comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 Besides all this, between you and us there is a great gulf set, so that they which would go from hence to you, cannot: neither can they come from thence to us.

27 [d]Then he said, I pray thee therefore father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house,

28 (For I have five brethren) that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the Prophets: let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one came unto them from the dead, they will amend their lives.

31 Then he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rise from the dead again.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 16:19 The end of the poverty and misery of the godly, shall be everlasting joy: as the end of riotousness and cruel pride of the rich shall be everlasting misery, without all hope of mercy.
  2. Luke 16:19 Very gorgeously and sumptuously, for purple garments were costly, and this fine linen which was a kind of linen that came out of Achaia, was as dear as gold.
  3. Luke 16:23 Heavenly and spiritual things are expressed, and set forth under colors and resemblances fit for our senses.
  4. Luke 16:27 Seeing that we have a most sure rule to live by, laid forth unto us in the word of God, rashly and vainly do men seek for other revelation.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 16:19-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 28 for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

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